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Early Detection of Coeliac Disease


Service ID

89900

Description

This project was designed to tackle the issue of under-diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK population, by making use of the accessibility and capacity of community pharmacies to provide point-of-care tests for people buying prescription or over-the-counter medications that indicate the potential for coeliac disease.

Over 500 people were tested in sixteen community pharmacies across England.

This was not a commissioned service, it was funded by Coeliac UK and supported by the National Association for Primary Care and the Practice Innovation Network.

Location of service

Non-LPC

Commissioner

Not commissioned - Funded by a charity

Method of commissioning

Other

Source of funding

Other

Service type

Coeliac disease

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date: 01/04/2015
End date: 31/10/2015

Status

Completed

Training

Online modules on recognising and understanding coeliac disease along with further information provided by Coeliac UK, manufacturers’ training on the use of the POCTs and additional training on the audit processes and procedures were provided to the pharmacies involved.

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